"When we talk about a balanced beverage we're talking about balancing what's good for the world as well as what's good for your tastebuds" #PartneringWithNature#ZionPark#TheNarrows •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
We got to hike #thenarrows last week, made it all the way to the Big Springs!
Just a few days left of March Matchness! Buy any @patagoniaprovisions soup, and we'll donate one to @cawildlifecenter. #PartneringWithNature
Nothing like the nutty flavor of roasted whole grains, organic veggies, herbs, and spices to make that weekday training ride feel like a cruise down the beach. High in protein and fiber, @patagoniaprovisions Tsampa Soup gets you all the high-output energy you need to keep pushing those pedals, in less than 10 minutes. #PartneringWithNature#FoodForThought
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In order to be considered truly good food, we need to make sure the sourcing of raw ingredients meets our own rigorous standards. Every whole grain, legume and vegetable in our soups must be 100% certified organic, non-GMO, and grown by farmers who share our environmental and social values.
Go for a walk.
Before your notifications start to pop up and before you check your to-do list — walk.
Create space to be alone with your thoughts, to prioritize yourself, to clear your mind, and to breathe.
Deep in the magic of Synchronicity today🐸 Whats alive for me in the past couple of weeks is bowing to my path. I shared my emotion around it with my sister friend last week, then a close brotherly friend asked me a related question a few days later. Then another sister told me how I occur to her in the presence of that man and he was like 😮 you just said that yesterday. Today she shared a vision she had of me in a past life and it fell into place.
I feel so blessed to have these beings in my life, to tell me honestly what they see and steer me back in my direction.
Without my self documentation practice, journaling, and my #lifedesignplanner I am not sure I would be able to track all of the synchronicity and messages coming through.
✨ 🙏🏼 ✨
I harvested some yummy juniper berries to add to rosemary for a spice mix with gamey meats. This is my offering of reciprocity for the harvest 🌿 thank you I’m sorry I love you #mandala#offering#earthwisdom
After 20 years of service these old high tunnels are coming down. They are making way for what we hope will be a really exciting little setup... you will have to wait until spring for it to be up and running! Old tunnel parts to be repurposed where possible for a fruit cage. #staytuned#allchange#regenerativeagriculture#partneringwithnature
Last week I got this pumpkin to celebrate my favorite holiday Samhain and the harvest and put it by our front door.
When we got back from traveling, the squirrels had truly enjoyed the pumpkin and there were seeds all over the stoop. so I moved it over to the side of the building where their snacks won't be interrupted by our coming and going.
I don't think we often realize it in our culture - leaving pumpkins out for Samhain can be a gift, an offering for Spirit. And Spirit comes through the squirrels sometimes.
In Bali the women make offerings to Spirit each and every morning with a whole platter of incense, prayers, rice, flowers, and more.
In the afternoon, the monkeys come eat it.
In this case, the mischievous squirrels are reminding me of the mischievous monkeys of Bali. And I love the thought that Spirit is coming through the squirrels to delight in my offering and thanks.
Garden inspiration in the neighborhood🕷🌿
What do you love of the wilderness?
YARROW- Achillea millefolium •
It's said that when Achilles was a young child his mother dipped his body in a vat of yarrow tea to protect him from the dangers of war. Many years later, when he was a famous worrier, Achilles died from an arrow wound that pierced his heel, where is mother had held him while dunking him in the vat. •
Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant, styptic, tonic. •
Come learn how to identify Yarrow, and how to use it medically!! •
This is some of the seed for one of our cover crops. There are 10 different plants in here all with a different purpose. Cover crops don't make us any money directly but it's all about the long game! This will reduce the need for fertilizer, build soil, increase bio diversity, provide habitat and draw carbon out of the atmosphere and back in to the soil. #partneringwithnature#soilhealth#covercrops @cotswoldseeds #keepjerseyfarming#ecology
That farm fresh soul food. 🙌🏽🌽🌶🌻 It is amazing to be in a place that has good food intertwined in our daily lives. Knowing where our food comes from is the first step in connecting back into the bigger picture of what sustains us and the incredible amount of work that goes into growing, harvesting, selling and cooking the food that makes it onto our plates. It's been a blessing to dive back into the farmers market community and to fill myself up with beauty like this almost every day.
Our wild pink salmon is harvested from abundant, sustainable runs off Lummi Island, Washington, using reef-nets, an ancient selective-harvest technique.
Reposting for our friends @patagoniaprovisions. Join us in finding a solution to the environmental crisis through food. #partneringwithnature
Wild spinach, it's what's for dinner! 🌿 I harvested from throughout my neighborhood today, I've been peeping it all summer- it grows abundantly on the medians and sidewalks. "Weeds" and wild edible plants are super good for us because they are so resilient and have a lot of biodiversity. #earthwisdom
BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS MADE EASY!! @down2earth_truckee
Love these lovebirds. It was a cute little altar sitting under tree in the neighborhood.
That feeling of being home, being welcomed as we are and welcoming another as he is... is so heavenly.
D2E- Castle Peak Snowshoe Tour
Take a 4 mile snowshoe tour up Castle Peak's pristine valley and make your way onto the west ridge to gain 360° views of the area and Castle Peak!
This tour takes 4 to 5 hours.
Length: 4 miles
Elevation: +/- 1,000ft
All Guided Hikes are Donation Based!
What the world needs: more appreciation of the little things. It's snowing, (you know because it's September), and I threw some tomatoes in the oven to roast before I made them in to soup. One of them weighed in at over a pound--one POUND of tomato! But equally as impressive (and twice as charming) was this little tiny guy Lu picked last week. It packed just as much flavor and twice the sweetness as it's much larger siblings, but I had completely overlooked it, and left it to meet it's fate in the snow. How often are we passing by the little things because we are distracted by something more grand? There are short bursts of time in life that I've been trying to focus more energy on, and really work to fully take in. Like a good talk with my kids when they get home from school, a movie night on the couch, or time to myself on the trail- noticing my breath in the air for the first time in months. We too often set our sights on "the next big thing" and forget that in reality, most of life is made up of teeny tiny (but equally amazing!) moments. Can you imagine how happy we'd all be if we spent more time focusing on those? So enjoy all those giant juicy tomatoes in life, because they are soooooo good and make the best soup.... but just remember to look for all those little guys in between too, they are always the sweetest.
Castle Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks around Truckee! Snowshoe in this winter to see it in all its beauty @down2earth_truckee •Take a Guided hike with us!!
Happy fall equinox✨equal parts light and dark day and night. A signal for slowing down cozying up.
welcome fall. Here’s to pumpkins and soup and cruising down leaf strewn trails and never brushing my hair because it’s fall and that’s what beanies are for. 🍁
There is nature in all of us calling us home. 🌿
I've been lucky enough to frolic with an Australian mate @mel_chappo here in California, my home. After a year playing in her gumtree world down under, I get to share the sweetness of the places that I've grown up in. It's been a tender experience, introducing friends into the world that they've only heard about in stories and watching them experience them in their own ways.
Especially when you watch them take in the newness and can see that they might care just as much as you do.
Especially when you can see the pinch of homesickness as your friend runs her fingers on the Eucalyptus bark and they wonder together how they got so far from home.
And then you realise how important it is to share the things you love with people you love.
Cause maybe they get it, and maybe we are all home when we wander outside.
We’re taking a stand against irresponsible agriculture, one dinner party at a time.
"So long, farewell,auf wiedersehen, good night.
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight." ***** Jack Frost will make his first visit tonight. I debated covering everything up and trying to make it last--my tomatoes were late this year, and needed just a little more time to ripen on the vine. But it's supposed to stay cold for at least another week, and I realized I cannot fight Mother Nature Forever, she's a pretty tough lady. So we have pounds and pounds of green tomatoes spread out in the garage, waiting for their turn to grow red (it's time for a greenhouse!) I made a big batch of green salsa last week, but have enough tomatillos and chiles for another round. I have a lifetime supply of onions. I am 100% over zucchini and kale--I loaded up the freezer with bags for soups, but at this point they really just need to go away. Over the next few days I have a wagon load of pumpkins and squash to bring in. There are potatoes and carrots (which never really did great), beets that need to be pickled (although we've eaten most of them), and a few heads of cabbage that I will attempt to make some sauerkraut with. I'm frantically cutting flowers--a last minute addition this year, and I think I will miss them the most. My wall of sunflowers stand like giants watching over- but their heads hang heavy like they know what's coming. I love sitting out in my little world, watching the butterflies flutter and the hummingbirds hum. Sitting. As much work as I put into this little space this year, the lesson I learned most (and the hardest for me to do) was to just SIT. Still. Listen, watch, think--or don't think--whatever it was I needed at the moment. So much life and energy crammed into a short little season, but it also takes patience to grow. I will try to be patient as I wait for next spring, hands in the dirt once again. #jibsongarden
A lesson learned from my garden that's about to meet it's fate sometime within the next week when the temperatures drop (😭😭😭): Don't wait to bloom! I have flowers that are just slowwwly starting to wake up to the world, and will never have the chance to experience the warm sunshine on their faces. Don't wait! Don't wait to start growing, learning, doing- do it now! Don't hold back the words you want to say or the feelings you want to feel. Don't be slow to show the world your colors. We are lucky enough to have a weather forecaster who can give us some sense of what our future holds in terms of wind and rain. There is no life forecaster; we only know the now- no time for "what-ifs". So wherever you are in life, bloom. 🌷🌸🌷